Another good outing from Connelly. Fairly engrossing. Two cases running simultaneously plus a love interest plus family issues plus political wrangling seems like a bit to shoehorn into one story though. My only reservation is that the while previous Bosch cases seemed down and dirty and more procedural, this one is starting to creep into Stephen J Cannell territory with its overboard Hollywood plot lines and overall sensationalism.
Until the final chapters this was a 5 star book. In fact, I was already putting it at the top of my Connelly favorites. But, in my opinion, as Bosh was rushing to catch the prison bus his personality seemed to begin changing and he suddenly decided, the creep child molester had to be saved and tried in a court of law. Justice must be served.
Absolutely, I have listened to, or read, every Harry Bosh book. You don't drop an old friend over one disapointing story. I just felt there was a better choice of endings that would have been more in line with Bosh's personality. It seems todays society is full of bad guys getting away with all sorts of crimes through slick attorneys showing how they can beat the system. The worst of which involves child abuse. Casey Anthony for example. I simply can not believe Bosh would have rushed that hard to take a chance on justice NOT being served. Let the victim get justice for himself and indirectly get justice for all the other victim's, then let him be tried, and finally let the reader decide...
Len Cariou was excellent in the work he did with all the characters
Seeing 4 plus stars makes it clear I'm basically alone with my opinion, so I'll just wait and look forward to Bosh getting a chance to make up for The Drop in book 18.
I love the Harry Bosch books and this is no exception. The 2 story lines move quickly and the move from one to the other is seamless. Harry works both cases with his "everyone counts or no one counts" philosophy. If you have read a Bosch book you may recognize Irving Irving. If you are not familiar with the conflict in earlier books between Irving and Bosch, the conflict in this story may escape you.
I found the ending just a little confusing. I listened to the last track twice to make sure I got it. I think the ending may lead into the next book. All in all, a great listen.
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Some day some one will make a series or movie of this great character Harry Bosch. I love the way Michael Connelly weaves his stories and characters together throughout this series. This book was totally entertaining and well performed by Len Cariou as usual. I somehow cannot see Harry hanging up his shield though. Can't wait for the next one in the series.
compelling, tight, dark
I love Len Cariou's acting, but his narration is lacking. You can hear him pause at the end of every line on the page he's reading. It's annoying.
I am a huge Michael Connelly fan and this one does not disappoint. Harry Bosch is such a great character and I think this is story will not disappoint. I do not mind the change of narrators for Harry Bosch. I think both do an excellent job of depicting Harry that I am not ever disappointed. There are few narrators I can say this for but Len Cariou and Dick Hill are so good I do not hesitate to buy the latest Harry Bosch book no matter who is narrating.
The whole thing
Not anything else by this author
First book from audible i didn't enjoy
Sometimes, Connelly get carried away with too much gunplay, but this one is a good deal more credible. The final scene is well done and requires some thought on the reader's part.
Definitely needs a livelier narrator - this guy sounds like some old man of about 80 years. Painful to listen to - I couldn't even make it past chapter 2. :(
No No No!
Great as usual!
The main one...Michael Connelly dose great character development.
Didnt have a favorite scene...
No. I am just a Michael Connelly fan. And I look forward to the next book written by him regardless of which series!